Practice Makes Perfect?

April 26, 2008 at 2:44 am (Motorcycles)

Last Sunday while Peter and Cole were at softball practice, I got up the nerve (and ran out of excuses) to take the bike out.  I made a couple good skid marks on the ramp part of the driveway right before I almost hit the railroad ties on the side.  It is a shock I didn’t park it right there. 

The rest of the ride went much better.  I even had to stop at the end of our driveway (on an incline) to wait for a car, and the neighbors were there…I was so nervous I would kill it, but I made it…and proceeded to kill it at the end of the road, which is thankfully out of any neighbor’s view.  I took some backroads and had to go outside my comfort zone, but did ok.  I feel a LOT more confident now…although I have not been out since then (the rain and wind might have had something to do with that). 

So, maybe I am on my way.  It would be very good to get comfortable with this very quickly since gas is so very expensive – even with the Escort, it costs me $6 to get to and from work every day.  So there is that. 


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On Goals Becoming Reality

April 16, 2008 at 4:53 am (Motorcycles) ()

Cole still wants to buy the Marauder, so I have until the end of May to either practice enough to be comfortable on it, or get over it and get rid of it.  So hopefully the weather is REALLY nice in May so I can get a chance to ride…and hopefully I will actually be able to convince myself to get out and do it. 

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So Far This Week

April 16, 2008 at 4:47 am (Cooking) ()

We obviously had a good Book Club if judged by the previous post.  Tonight I wanted Cheesy Potato casserole…and then made too much…then compensated by mixing in more stuff, and while I am usually pretty good at faking the ratios, I do not think I have made this recipe enough to fake it.  So it was rough – we now have not one, but two, pans of casserole.  Casserole that wasn’t done baking until 9:45 because I started it at 7:30, and apparently when I have two pans in the oven the top shelf doesn’t cook at all…not even enough to melt the cheese after an hour.  Rough.  So I had grapes for supper and Peter scrounged some leftovers.  And now we will eat potato casserole for a week.  GOOD JOB.  One more reason I suck. 

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Book Club Minutes 4.14.08

April 15, 2008 at 8:32 pm ("Book Club")

Minutes of the Book Club meeting held on April 14, 2008. In attendance: Mandy J, Rhonda M, Colleen D, and (straggling in fashionably late) Jill K. Where’s Lee????


Bob went on his blind date (no pun intended) last week; we are anxiously awaiting his arrival for juicy details.


Did you say fellatio or Felicia?

Jill likes big butts…

New survey idea…stripper names. Be sure to ask everyone you know!

Where to get the best deals on fishnets

Crazy Colleen. Is it the name?

Keith G – Sex object or psycho?

Mandy’s School of Enabling and how you too can become an alumni

Jill big balls and little tips…blow up balls, perverts!

No cherry for no-show Bob

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Does this look like the face of a killer?

April 10, 2008 at 12:05 pm (Buck)

One Year Old!, originally uploaded by maren6300.

I didn’t think so either (mice and moles don’t count). Buck killed one of the muskrats last night apparently. We found it next to his tree in the yard this morning. Did you know muskrats are incredibly ugly? Basically water rats we decided. Huge front teeth, sharp claws on the front legs, and crazy muscular back legs with longer toes and even longer, sharper claws on the back. It’s tail is a long, big rat tail with scales…almost like a giant fin. Peter buried it in the back so Buck can’t find it. Buck has some blood on his face this morning, but right now I can’t tell if it is his or the muskrat’s…or some of both.

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Associations – Music

April 9, 2008 at 3:12 am (Associations, high school) ()

From my junior and senior year of high school:

Counting Crows Double Live Album. Dusti and I used to drive around Monroe listening to this. Hanging out at Honey Creek – exploring the backroads south of town. Peter started listening to it too. I remember being really sad once, sitting on the floor of my dorm room, being overly dramatic about having to live with a roommate at college *HORRORS*, and listening to the first CD and sobbing, feeling like I missed out on so much at high school, and at the same time missing it so much because everything was different and hard now.

Also Ani Difranco with Claire and Lenee and Dusti. We skipped AP Biology during exams since we never really learned anything in that class anyway. We got breakfast at McDonald’s and went to Honey Creek. That was the only class I ever skipped, and we were practically given permission to by the teacher (who never got around to getting us textbooks for the class, so none of us took the AP Exam. I hold him directly responsible for me having to take a 5-credit lab in college, resulting in a B. Unacceptable. And the only reason I managed a B was because Peter was my lab partner and saved my ass in the lab portion, and I rock at tests even when I know nothing. Which is pretty much always.)

In AP Biology Dusti and I were lab partners. We dissected a fetal pig, its name was Analiese. I made Dusti use the scissors to cut the skin; I just couldn’t handle that part.

LILACS!!!, originally uploaded by maren6300.

So I am pretty sure this is how most of my posts are going to go. Pretty stream-of-consciousness, but that is what will work for me. As I am writing this, a few more things popped into my head, but I will spare you those for now and post them later. I am sure you can’t wait.

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I can’t remember anything.

April 8, 2008 at 2:02 am (explaining) ()

So here is the deal – I have a crappy memory.  I have a good memory for about a week or so out, and then it is pretty shady.  So I am going to start posting the stuff I remember here, as well as all the new stuff that happens that I want to remember.  Simple as that. 

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